The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at wevl.org. In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at tim@wevl.org. If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Happy Feet

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Happy Feet" by Horace Henderson and His Orchestra.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: The General Jumped At Dawn

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "The General Jumped At Dawn" by the Charioteers (the chorus group for Bing Crosby's radio show).  Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Playlist For July 1, 2020 - Independence Day Special

The playlist for the July 1, 2020 broadcast of the Swing Shift Shuffle - Independence Day Special - has now been added to the playlist filing cabinet.

Independence Day Special Tonight!


This being the last Wednesday before the Fourth of July on Saturday, I'll be playing my Independence Day Special, with plenty of patriotic themed music from the Swing Era.  There will be plenty of familiar tunes, plus maybe a few new ones I dug up recently.  I hope you can join me on  WEVL 89.9 FM or wevl.org tonight at 6 p.m. CDT.

Sunrise Serenade: I'll Get By

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "I'll Get By" by Harry James and His Orchestra with Dick Haymes on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: How Come?

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "How Come?" by Anita O'Day.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Friday, June 26, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Little White Lies

This morning's Sunrise Serenade was "Little White Lies" by Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald on vocal.  Click on the song title to listen courtesy of Jazz On Line

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Sunrise Serenade: Lullaby Of Broadway

Today's Sunrise Serenade was "Lullaby Of Broadway" by the Andrews Sisters.  Enjoy the video from YouTube.